9500 Shiwonee Subsector
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Shiwonee Subsector

Massilia Sector

by Carlos Alos-Ferrer

Name Hex UWP BS Trade T PPG AL Stellar
Selruke 0921
X352310-4

Ni Po Lo

513
Wi
F0 V

C352422-B
S
Ni Po

213
Li
F0 V
Rigaal 0928
E100367-8

Ni Lo Va

414
Gc
M1 V M8 D


B100679-E

Ni Va Na

714
Li
M1 V M8 D
Far Trinity 1025
E767631-6

Ni Ag Ri

601
Wi
F4 V M9 D

D767661-7
S
Ni Ri Ag O:0826

601
Li
F4 V M9 D
Hiponee 1027
A686674-B

Ni Ag Ri

221
Gc
F3 V


B686351-B
N
Ni Lo

721
Li
F3 V
Dreva 1028
E300847-7

Va Na

210
Gc
F1 V M6 D

E30089D-7

Va Na

610
Li
F1 V M6 D
Lagna 1029
D110369-9

Ni Lo

531
Gc
G3 V M8 D


A110A97-G

Hi In Na

231
Li
G3 V M8 D
Strogy 1121
A425200-E
C
Ni Lo

804
Wi
K0 IV

A425347-E

Ni Lo

604
Li
K0 IV
Elemza 1122
X100000-0

Va Ba

003
--
M1 II


E10046B-9

Ni Va

303
Li
M1 II
Stenardee 1130
E110261-8

Ni Lo

314
Gc
F3 V

B110346-D

Ni Lo

114
Li
F3 V
Adep 5 1223
E454554-6

Ni Ag

503
Wi
F2 V


D45458B-7
S
Ni Ag

903
Li
F2 V
Zetra 1321
X7A2000-0

Fl Ba

013
--
G1 V

B7A2544-B

Ni Fl

813
Li
G1 V
San Son 1322
X864300-5

Ni Lo

303
Wi
G8 V M0 D


A864337-E

Ni Lo

803
Li
G8 V M0 D
Levatra 1325
X200000-0

Va Ba

003
--
F5 V

B200262-E

Ni Va Lo

503
Li
F5 V
Talow 1326
X7B0000-0

De Ba

02 -
M
V


B7B0676-A
S
Ni De

102
Li
M1 V
Tlasov 1328
X100000-0

Va Ba

003
--
G0 V

A100663-F

Ni Va Na O:1430

903
Li
G0 V
Prindee 1330
D443469-7

Ni Po O:1430

624
Gc
G2 V M6 D


D443578-9
S
Ni Po

524
Li
G2 V M6 D
Mag'Lphr 1424
X100000-0

Va Ba

003
--
M0 V

B100435-F
S
Ni Va

703
Li
M0 V
Nindaro 1428
D9896BC-6

Ni

300
Wi
G0 V


B9896BB-A

Ni

300
Li
G0 V
Shiwonee 1430
BA86841-A

Ni An Ri

333
Gc
F7 V M9 D

AA86831-G
N
Ni An Cp

433
Li
F7 V M9 D
Lasiter 1522
X210000-0

Ba

002
--
M8 V


E210843-9

Na
A
302
Li
M8 V
Thun 1524
X000000-0

As Ba

014
--
M4 V M9 D

C000653-D

Ni As Na
A
614
Li
M4 V M9 D
Revie 1621
C978848-8



105
Wi
F4 V


A978757-D

Ag

805
Li
F4 V
Pohkrow 1629
X568556-6

Ni Ag
B
202
Wi
F2 V M4 D

B568338-C

Ni Lo

502
Li
F2 V M4 D
Bisks Planet 1630
X55A310-5

Wa Lo Ni

412
Wi
F7 V M0 D


B55A476-E
S
Ni Wa

112
Li
F7 V M0 D

Shiwonee Subsector: Shiwonee Subsector has an estimated population in 1202 of approximately 605 million, a decline of 98.1 percent from its Pre-Collapse population. Its highest population is 300 million at Shiwonee, and its highest tech level is 14 at Strogy.

The Shiwonee Subsector (historical): Shiwonee Subsector had an estimated population in 1117 of approximately 21 billion. Its highest population was 20 billion at Lagna and its highest tech level was 16 at Shiwone and Lagna.

Subsector Notes

Strogy (1121)

The Shiwonee subsector holds 7 of 8 worlds belonging to a Pocket Empire known as "Third Geonee Confederation", which corresponds to the Geonee minor human race. The remaining member world is in Shokee subsector.

The Scouts from the Geonee Confederation are starting to explore the Shiwonee and Shokee subsectors.

The Geonee are a minor human race native to Shiwonee, traditionally male-dominated, which presents a number of unusual features: among them, a close relationship with Chirpers, and an almost fanatic inclination towards technology. In 1117, the Geonee Cultural Region comprised 9 worlds, 8 in the Shiwonee subsector, and one more in the Shokee subsector These worlds were directly or indirectly controlled by a few dozens of noble families. The Geonee actively supported Lucan during the Rebellion. During Hard Times, orbital bombardment of key points in the geologically active Shiwonee's crust caused massive earthquakes through the planet. Hundreds of thousands of Geonee refugees attempted to migrate towards the Margaret's Safe Area in Delphi, but Margaret's troops repelled them, often killing or enslaving the refugees, in what was known as "The Geoneecide".

In the New Era, 8 of the Geonee worlds (all but Tlasov, which was not truly a Geonee world but a colony) comprise a pocket empire known as "The Third Geonee Confederation". The member worlds are Rigaal, Hiponee, Dreva, Lagna, Stenardee, Ashavakuna (in Shokee subsector), Prindee, and Shiwonee.

Rigaal (0928): Totally depopulated in the Collapse, Rigaal holds today an outpost of the Geonee Confederation, established in 1196.

Hiponee (1027): The population descends of refugees from Hard Times. Having nothing but an empty, pleasant planet before them, the population actually started growing immediately, once the TL drop was accepted and the scarce present nobles lost all influence. Recuperation was speed up in 1182, when a secret naval research station dating to Rebellion times was discovered. Today, seven different "Cities" manage their affairs independently, although limited cooperation is possible through the City Confederacy. Most of the traditional Geonee culture is maintained. The Starport has been constructed in the last five years using resources from all the Third Confederation. The old orbital complex is partially active again.

Dreva (1028): When the Virus struck, this TL 7 world suffered no catastrophic, immediate effects, despite the fact that the whole population lived in underground, sealed tunnels. But, with all interstellar trade gone, there was simply not enough food for the whole population to survive. A revolution ended with the assassination of all government bureaucrats. Many people died from the fighting and from starvation. Some cannibalism cases occurred. After a while, people started eating Chirpers as meat. Later on, when the population stabilized and the production of vegetables in the tunnels was significant, it was obvious that Chirpers were the only source of food. The survivors have already become used to eat them, so, rather than become vegetarians, they developed the practice of herding Chirpers and using them as food. A determinant factor was also that nothing totally unproductive could be kept, so, in order to allow Chirpers to survive, their meat had to be consumed. This practice is viewed with disgust by other Geonee worlds.

Lagna (1029): Around 27 billion of Geonee died in the system in the Collapse, when virus took over the systems of the orbital cities and the planet's environmental controls. A Permanent Salvaging Station of the Confederation has been established to obtain technological items from this once heavily populated, industrial, TL 16 system. Whole starships have been recovered and refitted. The huge number of Geonee dead bodies found in the system has caused many Geonee to refer to Lagna as "The Cemetery".

Stenardee (1130): Totally depopulated in the Collapse. A Confederation base is under construction.

Ashavakuna(1131): This planet was not very heavily affected by the Virus. The economy, based on exporting agroproducts, receded greatly, but, although the production dropped, it was far enough to sustain the local population. The Central City was only abandoned after 5 years, causing the collapse of the democratic system. This left a power vacuum which was later filled by the establishment of The Producers' League, an alliance of technocratic landlords which still governs the planet. Most of the traditional Geonee culture is intact, with the landlords taking the place of the nobility.

Prindee (1330): The low gravity and tainted atmosphere of this planet have always made it unappealing for the Geonee. Nevertheless, a new colony of Shiwonee was established in 1198.

Shiwonee (1430): Home of the Shiwonee minor human race, with 1.3 Gs and 1.5 atm pressure. Geologically very active, with frequent earthquakes and an important number of volcanoes.

The planet was left in complete chaos after the artificially provoked earthquakes in Hard Times and the Virus infection. The social organization disappeared almost completely, substituted by practical, survival criteria. Twenty years later, a Female Revolution re-unified the planet, completely changing the Geonee culture. Shiwonee is now governed by an egalitarian democratic system. The females are granted equal rights, a fact that strikes Geonee from other worlds.

Lost Geonee: The failed migration attempt towards Delphi in Hard Times and the slavery practices associated to Marquess Tanzer's Geoneecide left many Geonee stranded in strange worlds when the Virus struck. It has been speculated that some groups of Geonee could have survived far away from the Geonee worlds. Some voices are claiming that the Confederation should attempt to find the "Lost Geonee".

Selruke (0921): Half a dozen of tribes of almost barbarian nomads survive in the planet. The Vampire Fleet based at Strogy has occasionally raided this world to capture children who can be trained as technicians or tripulants.

Adep 5 (1223): Roughly half of the surface of the planet is desertic. The population inhabits the more temperate areas in a network of communities. The world is governed by The Farmers Council, a charismatic oligarchy formed by the descendants of landlords and executives of former agricultural corporations. The world has suffered occasional raids from the Vampire Fleet based at Strogy.

San Son (1322): San Son is a jungle planet, with extremely dangerous flora and fauna. Only a few sparse, small communities survive, having lost all memory of pre-Collapse times.

Revie (1621): Before the collapse, Revie was governed by a feudal system based on technical classes. When the Virus struck, the world was left in chaos for several decades, until a single, charismatic leader was able to re-unify all the planet. His daughter is the current leader, with the title of Queen. Under her rule, Revie population has actually experienced a steady recovery and has, in fact, slightly exceeded the pre-Collapse level.

In the last decade, Revie has been able to put in operation a small fleet of half a dozen old starships, under the command of a former Naval officer who hibernated in 1130 and was discovered in-system in 1185. Some scouts have contacted Forquee (Forquee subsector, 1719).

Far Trinity (1025): The population descends from a lost expedition from the first centuries of the Third Imperium. Cut off from the rest of the stellar community, the Trinitans evolved a conservative culture based on stability and tradition. The collapse had almost no effect on the planet, except for the fact that the world was being held captive by a foreign power, and Virus effectively removed the invaders. Now, Far Trinity is governed by its most traditional legislative branch, a group of 19 individuals known as "the Makers of Rules", elected to single six-year terms.

Nindaro (1428): The world is governed by a self-perpetuating oligarchy descended from Imperial nobles and Corporate Executive Officers from Hortalez et Cie, who took over all the available resources after the Collapse. The world is technophobic, and so Technological Level has stabilized 4 levels under the original one. Nevertheless, population has experienced a slight recovery.

Nindaro has been recontacted by scouts from the Geonee Confederation, but the ruling oligarchy is keeping this fact secret from the general population. The confederation has still not decided its policy with the Nindaro government.

Pohkrow (1629): Three different populations inhabit the planet. One, numbering over 100,000, descends from Geonee refugees from Shiwonee ("Lost Geonee"), who were stranded in the planet when fleeing back from the Nes'Vra subsector, after the start of the Geoneecide. They are governed by a charismatic, technically-oriented oligarchy. The second, slightly smaller, descends from ordinary refugees from all over the subsector, settled in the world by a corporation during Hard Times. They are governed by a democratic system. The last one, nomadic in nature and numbering just a few thousands, descends from the original, true inhabitants of the world, and are governed by a self-perpetuating oligarchy based around a few families.

The two major populations inhabit areas thousands of kilometers away, but are aware of each other. However, contacts have not been peaceful. The Geonee community is "humanophobic", due to harsh memories from the Geoneecide.

Bisks Planet (1630): A few xenophobic, technophobic communities populate the scarce islands of this water world.


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